Heavy Petting Zoo (Freak Scene Edition) 7/27/13

Thanks to Grandma Cyd for letting me sit in. It was a blast putting together a set of make-out music and other fabulous-ities from the way-way-back.

Around our house we call these fabulous instrumental and vocal classics Dinner Music.

Pettin’ In The Park – Dick Powell – Lullaby Of Broadway
Nice Work If You Can Get It – Ella Fitzgerald
Witchcraft – Frank Sinatra
Volare – Dean Martin – 1958

Three Cent Stomp – Duke Ellington – The Duke: The Essential Collection (1927-1962)
Straighten Up And Fly Right – Nat King Cole – Central Avenue Sounds: Jazz in Los Angeles (1921-1956) 1943
Bedspread – Baron Mingus and His Octet – 1946

Till There Was You – Peggy Lee
September Song – Jackie Gleason
Some Enchanted Evening – Billy Vauhn and His Orchestra

Harlem Nocturne – Johnny Otis Orchestra 1945
A Night in Tunisia – Charlie Parker Septet 1946
Jumpin’ At The Woodside – Count Basie 1954

What A Little Moonlight Can Do – Billie Holiday
He’s A Real Gone Guy – Nellie Lutcher
Jump Call – Benny Carter & His Orchestra 1946

Two People – Robert Goulet
Chances Are – Johnny Mathis w/ Ray Conniff and His Orchestra
Unchained Melody – Floyd Cramer – 1961

Please Send Me Someone To Love – Percy Mayfield -) 1950
It Should’ve Been Me – Ray Charles –  1953
Silhouettes – Bobby Vinton

Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart – Judy Garland
Who Wants To Be a Millionaire – Frank Sinatra w/ Grace Kelly
Blame It On The Bossa Nova – Eydie Gorme

Route 66 Theme – Nelson Riddle 1962
Charade – Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra
All Night Long – The Joe Houston Orchestra – Loud, Fast & Out Of Control: 50’s Rock 1959

Felicia No Capicia – Louis Prima
Mischievous Lady – Dexter Gordon Quintet – 1947
Heebie Jeebies – Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five –  1926

Fireball Boogie – Camille Howard –  1950
Swingin’ The Boogie – Hadda Brooks Trio – ) 1945
Dial-ated Pupils – Howard McGhee Sextet –  1946

Sentimental Journey – Doris Day
Blue Velvet – Hollyridge Strings
Danke Shoen – Wayne Newton –  1963But She’s My Buddy’s Chick – Tommy Dorsey Orchestra; Charlie Shavers – Vocal and Trumpet 1944

Love Is Blue – Living Marimbas – 1968

Freak Scene 7/26/13

Crystal Meth Christian (feat. The Flaming Lips) – Teddybears – Devil’s Music 2011
Bagboy – Pixies – Bagboy 2013
Laying On A Bed Of Roses – The Muffs – Blonder and Blonder 1995

Vis-a-Vis – Allah-Las – Allah-Las 2012
Better Things – The Kinks – Give The People What They Want 1981
Westchester Turnabouts – Tullycraft – Lost in Light Rotation 2013

Thump Keg – Whiskey of the Damned – Moonshiners and Shoplifters 2011; Terrace Fri 7/26
Dancing With Tears In My Eyes – X – Under The Big Black Sun 1982
Girl, You Have No Faith In Medicine – The White Stripes – Elephant 2003

Phantom Limb – Surfer Blood – Pythons 2013
The Cabbage -Teenage Fanclub – Thirteen 1993
Pleasant Valley Sunday – The Wedding Present – Hit Parade 1 1992

Got To Have Rock And Roll – Heartless Bastards – Arrow 2012; High Noon Thu 8/1
Planet Queen – T. Rex – Electric Warrior
Aly, Walk With Me – The Raveonettes – Lust Lust Lust 2008

I’m Gonna Start – Netherfriends – Barry and Sherry 2010; Mickey’s Sat 7/27
Buffalo Boots – Luna – Rendezvous 2004
Black – Okkervil River – Black Sheep Boy 2005

No Mindless Love – Jaill – Traps 2013
Art-I-Ficial – X-Ray Spex – Germfree Adolescents 1978
Do You Want Me? – The Dials – Flex Time 2005

Desperation – Oblivians – Desperation 2013
Mercy – Lorrie And Larry Collins – Loud, Fast & Out Of Control: 50’s Rock [Disc 4] 1958
Demon Claus – The Hussy – Cement Tomb Mind Control 2011; High Noon Fri 7/26

Bad Habit – Foals – Holy Fire 2013; High Noon Wed 7/3
The Unforgettable Fire – U2 – The Unforgettable Fire 1984
Flying to Berlin – Savages – Savages – Single 2012

Three Steps To Heaven – Eddie Cochran – The Best Of Eddie Cochran 2003
15 Steps – The Stranglers – Giants 2013
If I Go To Heaven – The Makers – All Night Riot! 1994

Gravedirt On My Blue Suede Shoes – Dax Riggs – Say Goodnight To The World; Frequency Mon 7/30
The Hearse – Wampire – Polyvinyl SXSW 2013 Sampler 2013

Freak Scene 7/19/13

Death And Love – Robyn Hitchcock – Love From London 2013
Monkey In The Family – Happy Mondays – …Yes Please! 1992
A Drink Is Just The Thing – Future Bible Heroes – Partygoing 2013

Hey Willy – Shannon And The Clams – Dreams in the Rat House 2013
Junkie Son – The Pushers – Straight Outta Burbank! 1999
HOC – The Hussy – Pagan Hiss 2013

Wide Lovely Eyes – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away 2013
Spook – Galaxie 500 – This Is Our Music 1990
Please Kill It – Teleman – Steam Train Girl – Single 2013

I’ll Never Be Happy Again – Eleanor Friedberger – Personal Record 2013
All The Old Showstoppers – The New Pornographers – Challengers 2007
35 To Life – Icarus Himself – Coffins 2009; Terrace Wed 7/24

New Cocoon – Man Or Astro-man? – Defcon 5…4…3…2…1 2013 :08
Two-Headed Boy – Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over The Sea 1998
All Tricks – Title Tracks – In Blank 2011

Sleepwalking – Deerhunter – Monomania 2013
Swans – Camera Obscura – My Maudlin Career 2009
Buried Alive – Veronica Falls – Waiting for Something to Happen 2013

Wonderland America – Birthday Suits – Wonderland America 2012; Mickey’s Thu 7/25
You Will Find Me – The Thermals – Desperate Ground 2013
True North – Bad Religion – True North 2013

Attic Doctor – Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse 2013 :14
Everyone’s Happy For the First Time In Weeks – Small Factory – For If You Cannot Fly 1994
Islands (She Talks In Rainbows) – Guided By Voices – English Little League 2013

Truckstop In LaGrange – Dale Watson – Blessed Or Damned 1996; High Noon Thu 7/25 :13
The Big Country – Talking Heads – More Songs About Buildings And Food 1978
Caterpillars – The Handsome Family – Wilderness 2013; High Noon Sat 7/20

Head In The Dirt – Hanni El Khatib – Head In The Dirt 2013 :15
Speed The Collapse – Metric – Synthetica 2012
Max Can’t Surf – FIDLAR – FIDLAR 2013

I Am the Cloud – The Rutabega – Bull Carp, the EP 2012; Nottingham Coop Fri 7/19 :34
It’s Good To Sleep – Jonny Polonsky – Hi My Name Is Jonny 2009
Ballad Of Big Nothing – Elliott Smith – Either/Or 1997

Glossed – Smith Westerns – Soft Will 2013; Free and Live tonight 7/19 on King Street.

Freak Scene 7/12/13 “The Mr. Z Show, Live from the Garbage Palace”

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I was a DJ on WLHA (WSUM’s student radio predecessor) from ’84 to ’88 during my undergrad years at UW. In anticipation of the WLHA Resurrection Weekend, today’s show is full of songs that I played then. Enjoy!

Can’t Get There From Here – R.E.M. – Fables Of The Reconstruction 1985
Tantalized – The Church – Heyday 1986
Best of Both Worlds – Midnight Oil – Red Sails in the Sunset 1985

Greetings to the New Brunette – Billy Bragg – Talking With The Taxman About Poetry 1986
Cath – The Bluebells – Sisters 1984
Litany (Life Goes On) – Guadalcanal Diary – 2 x 4 1987

Take The Skinheads Bowling – Camper Van Beethoven – Telephone Free Landslide Victory  1985
Like Wow, Wipeout – Hoodoo Gurus – Mars Needs Guitars! 1985
Don’t Worry Baby – Los Lobos – How Will The Wolf Survive? 1984

Just Like Honey – The Jesus & Mary Chain – Psychocandy 1985
Land And The Life – The Lucy Show – Mania 1987
Blue Line – Let’s Active – Cypress 1984

Jockey Full Of Bourbon – Tom Waits – Rain Dogs 1985
Androgynous – The Replacements – Let It Be 1984
Earn Enough For Us – XTC – Skylarking 1986

I Want The World To Stop – Belle & Sebastian – Write About Love 2010; Live at the Pitchfork Festival Sat 7/20
Do You Love Me Now? – The Breeders – Last Splash 1993
Flying to Berlin – Savages – Savages – Single 2012

The Headmaster Ritual – The Smiths – Meat is Murder 1984
Behind The Wall of Sleep – The Smithereens – Especially For You 1986
Help You Ann – The Lyres – On Fyre 1984

Positively Lost Me – The Rave-Ups – Town + Country 1985
The Last Roundup – The Feelies – The Good Earth 1986
Swimming Ground – Meat Puppets – Up On The Sun 1985

Celebrated Summer – Hüsker Dü – New Day Rising 1984
Teen Age Riot – Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation 1988

Am I Wrong – Mikal Cronin – MCII 2013; Pitchfork Fest Fri 7/19
Ex Lion Tamer – Wire – Pink Flag 1977
Keep Exhaling – Wire – Change Becomes Us 2013

The Sound of Law – Daughn Gibson – Me Moan 2013
Night Swim – Frankie Rose – Interstellar 2012

Freak Scene 7/5/13

15 Steps – The Stranglers – Giants 2013
Just Babies – Jack Logan – Mood Elevator 1996
Pinball King – Oblivians – Desperation 2013

Brick Walls – Son Volt – Honky Tonk 2013
Lonely Holiday – Old 97’s – Fight Songs 1999
Just A Deck Of Cards – Deadstring Brothers – Cannery Row 2013; Frequency Wed 7/10

Siren’s Song – Rogue Wave – Nightingale Floors 2013
Show Some Emotion – Hoodoo Gurus – Mars Needs Guitars! 1985
Say Yes To Me – Surfer Blood – Pythons 2013

Mercury Retrograde – Purling Hiss – Water On Mars 2013
Loss Leaders – Spoon – Soft Effects EP 1997
Steam Train Girl – Teleman – Steam Train Girl – Single 2013

The Nervous Rocks – Toys That Kill – Fambly 42; Mickey’s Mon 7/8
Stealth Of A Stork – Wire – Change Becomes Us 2013
Born To Kill – The Thermals – Desperate Ground 2013

Bagboy – Pixies – Bagboy 2013
Invisible Man – The Breeders – Last Splash 1993
Quiet Game – Guided By Voices – English Little League 2013

Stupid Things – Yo La Tengo – Fade 2013
The Woodpile – Frightened Rabbit – Pedestrian Verse 2013
I Know There’s An Answer – The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds 1966
Earplugs – Oberhofer – Earplugs 2013; Terrace Thu 7/11

Broken Soldier – The Black Angels – Indigo Meadow 2013
Commercial Rain – Inspiral Carpets – Life 1990
Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin – Elephant Stone – Elephant Stone 2013

I’m Done Running From You – Mikal Cronin – MCII 2013
Here It Goes Again – OK Go – Oh No 2005
Telepathic – White Mystery – Telepathic 2013; Mickey’s Fri 7/5

Paranoid – Wavves – Afraid Of Heights 2013
Mr. Jones – The Psychedelic Furs – Talk Talk Talk
Sun & Moon – Johnny Marr – The Messenger 2013

Explosions – Devo – Oh, No! It’s Devo 1982
I’d Rather Be High – David Bowie – The Next Day 2013